Photo Flash: Lauren Yee, Ali Ahn, Ned Eisenberg, Tony Aidan Vo And BD Wong At The GREAT LEAP
Atlantic Theater Company's New York premiere production of The Great Leap, written by Lauren Yee and directed by Taibi Magar, will end the extended run on Sunday, June 24th at Atlantic Theater Company's Stage 2 (330 West 16th Street). Click here for tickets.
The Great Leap stars Ali Ahn ("The Path" on Hulu), Ned Eisenberg (Six Degrees of Separation), (Pan Asian Rep's NoNo Boy), and Tony Award winner and Emmy Award nominee BD Wong ("Mr. Robot," "Law & Order: SVU," M. Butterfly).
San Francisco, spring 1989. Manford Lum, locally renowned on the sidewalk basketball courts of Chinatown, talks his way onto a college team, just before they travel to Beijing for a "friendship" game. When they arrive, China is in the throes of the post-Cultural Revolution era, and Manford must juggle international politics and his own personal history.
The Great Leap features scenic design by Takeshi Kata, costume design by Tilly Grimes, lighting design by Eric Southern, sound design and original music by Broken Chord, projection design by David Bengali, movement direction by Jesse Perez, and casting by Caparelliotis Casting: David Caparelliotis, CSA; Lauren Port, CSA; and Joseph Gery.
Photos: Lia Chang
Playwright Lauren Yee
Zachary Zwillinger and his wife Lauren Yee